Tag Archive: windows 8

Jun
18
2012

Ogre 1.8.0 for WinRT/Metro

Screenshot of Ogre 1.8.0 on Windows 8 Release Preview running as a Metro app
In March I provided some binaries of Ogre 1.8.0 RC1 that were based on Eugene’s Metro port of Ogre, allowing Ogre to run as a native Metro App, using the Direct3D 11 renderer and RTShaderSystem for dynamic shader generation. Those binaries no longer work with the Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC, …

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Mar
29
2012

Ogre 1.8.0 RC1 for WinRT/Metro

Screenshot of the main dialog of the Windows App Certification Kit (ACK)
Here’s an interesting hypothesis: when Apple started its App Store, it was the El Dorado of software developers. Now Microsoft is adding an App Store to Windows 8. The Windows user base is huge, much larger than even the number of people running around with iPhones in their pockets (some estimates I came across average …

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Feb
29
2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview just went live. According to Microsoft, this is a stable public preview, not a beta. I’m still in the process of downloading it, but in a presentation, Microsoft claimed a large number of changes since the Windows 8 Developer Preview last years. Oh, and all apps in the Windows Store …

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